Message of MVA Managing Director Priscilla Maratita Iakopo
Hafa adai, tirow waami, and warm greetings from The Marianas!
We hope our humble invitation to our race finds each of you well, wherever you hail from in the world. We look forward to welcoming all Saipan Marathon 2022 participants to our tropical island home in the western Pacific on April 9, 2022, for a spectacular event. If this is your first time hearing of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Saipan, or if you are an old returning friend, or a resident, we thank each of you for being a part of this in-person event. It is a tangible reminder that despite the challenges we face, the human spirit endures!
The return of Saipan Marathon after a one-year hiatus will feature only half-marathon, 10K, and 5K courses. Nonetheless, we promise the same great views and warm sunshine as you trek along our gorgeous shoreline, the same comforting feel of being among friends in our small community, and that same relaxing island vibe when you have your feet in the sand at our awards banquet on the beach.
Si Yu’us ma’ase, Ghillisow Tumugh , and wishing all participants a great race!